Al Jazeera’s feature on the Greek media in the video that follows, underlines the truth many have known in Greece for several years now. The fact that graffiti on walls says «switch off the TV» goes to show that Greeks no longer view news bulletins and journalists as objective.
The picture above was snapped during last year’s demonstrations at the end of May in Thessaloniki. It was one of many messages taped on columns outside the city’s symbol of pain and freedom, the White Tower, which translates to: «If TV said it, it’s probably a lie.»
Though links between political parties and the media have been common knowledge to Greeks, far too many are those who still succumb to the propaganda the news unleashes onto them, and with no alternative voice to tell them the other side of the story, end up believing what reporters tell them without questioning the veracity of what they conclude to be documented, unbiased reporting. And with all Greek TV channels chronicling the exact same news items day after day, sheeple are unlikely to wake from the brainwashing any time soon.